Sympathetic Nervous System, Wim Hof, Vegas discussed on Oh No Ross and Carrie


Long nerve that extends out to a lot of our internal organs, and says how this can put us in a para, sympathetic state, and so a lot of what we WANNA. Do is to kind of stick. That fuller breathing can help do that, but you want to stimulate the Vegas. Yes, we want to activate it with our large inhalation and. That's what he's saying. Just wonder what that's supposed to mean. Like the Vegas nerve. If there's pressure on it or anything, you get incredibly nauseous. Interesting well I think the idea was that. If you're breathing well, stimulation of the vagus nerve will cut down on the Stress Response Okay and that when we're stressed, we tend to breed less. We have shallow breaths and if we kind of intentionally. Deepened and lengthen those breaths in control of more that can have that sort of verse response where were easing up on our stress? Right and I think that much is well supported. I think that is true. Now you might be listening. Yeah, this makes sense so I guess that's the kind of breathing. They're gonNA do no, let's do a totally different thing that actually involves not filling your lungs and reduces. Your oxygen will get there so yeah. Yeah. He had slides for this little diagrams of the body and nerves and organs, and how things are connected, so he used this framework that you mentioned of being inside the gave and outside the cave, so you have your central nervous system, that's your brain, your brain, stem or spinal cord. Then you have this peripheral nervous system, and that's all of the other nerves throughout the body that connect to everything in the skin and all that. So then he broke that down. Saying that you've got kind of your motor system in that breaks down into the somatic. Mad I, want you to contact the semantic, so that's what we have control over and the odd Onomic, and whenever you hear about Wim Hof or anyone talking about when you're going to hear discussion of the autonomic nervous system right, so that's supposed to be all those things that we supposedly don't have control over by sneezing or the dilation of your pupils or breathing while you're asleep, right exactly and salvation your heartbeat, all of those. Those are kind of controlled by the autonomic nervous I can't control my heartbeat. Yeah, right? Yeah, no, thanks now suffice it to say yes. These things will automatically run when you're not conscious of them. They'll continue while you sleep, etc, but that doesn't mean necessarily that we have zero control affectation upon those, and then you have to define what has conscious control me. It gets scholar murky so I think in this course and Wim Hof. Keep, wanting to say. Hayes can so with 'em hoffer in general, there seems to be kind of this. Emphasis that like Oh. You can't do anything to control the autonomic nervous system and we are teaching you how to do that and we're proving all the textbooks wrong. Wim. Hof says that kind of thing. A Lot I changed the textbook. There's a new chapter about me. You pull out a sex. Work is just like his pencil writing all over cross. Changed it you're like a sharpie. -actly, so yes, so then we break down that autonomic nervous system further, so there's like this branching. It's almost like a nerve structure of nerve systems that we're talking about so three of life. Now that we're focused on the ODENAL, make nerve system the things that were supposedly not having control over. You've got your sympathetic. Oh that's. Outside case. The Para sympathetic Oh. Yeah that's like sympathetic to paranormal things. Just like partly. Next sympathetic. That's inside the cave. So what is this cave? He's talking about Plato's cave. Just thinking that it's a new allegory of the cave so I think the idea is back when our ancestors were living in more quote, unquote, primitive environments like caves, these two systems developed to keep us alive, one of which is kind of your body in its rest mode. So when you're inside the cave, you want smaller people. See can see in the dark. Dark you want your saliva to flow well, so you can digest your food. You're ready for the sexy times slower heart rates lower breathing. Used Your glucose slowly. Because maybe you're going to be in there for a little bit this winter activate your reproductive system like you just said so you can bone whereas the sympathetic nervous system. That's when you're outside the Caveman and there's dangerous out here. You've got to be ready for dinosaurs fighter flight new. I saw EEK the cat and terrible thunder lizards, and yet caveman definitely met dinosaurs. No, they did not so. Yeah, that's where you're ready to hunter. Be Hunted, and you need to have all the glucose ready in your muscles so that if someone suddenly springs that you can run the other way, right, you're all your energies ready to go and and your sex response. That's just not there you're not thinking about. God right executive that would be a a even use that as an example like if the bear starts chasing you and you're getting aroused. Something's wrong. People gotta get. Bear going to have a special moment. And then your saliva gets inhibited in this case where anxiety would theoretically come from city to be on the sort of like constant alert. Faster, so which of these are we going to learn to control? Both? Yes, yeah, we're going to at least be able to kind of go between them and move toward one when we need to, but I think the idea is that this wim Hof puts you in these extreme situations where your sympathetic nervous system wants to take over and say okay, you're going to breathe fast. Your eyes are going to eight, and we want to introduce with breathing, and these other controls the ability to pull us back towards the Paris empathetic and I'll say this although I don't know if that's true at all. It makes sort of intuitive sense to me because in our modern world where you're mostly safe. That's where we develop these things like chronic anxiety. Because you're sort of want to be on, alert has no place to go right right. So it makes sense to me like that. If you actually gave yourself something like okay here, you go for two minutes. This is what you worry about. Put it there this whole. Turn it off. Yeah, and I think that's kind of the siren. Call of the Wim Hof method and Scott Carney very muchly off in his book, saying this like Oh well, I was just this reporter in Los Angeles live in my apartment and you know you're sitting in front of the computer all day and getting a little soft around the middle okay. So. He was saying you know like. We evolved in this kind of environment where we were constantly being forced to endure extreme conditions, and now we have our air conditioning, and we keep everything within this nice cozy goldilocks zone. He's thinks it's sixty eight to seventy two I was like okay. That's a little specific. Everything exactly at sixty eight to seventy two, but we do avoid extreme temperature. Yeah, I fucking hate. Them I'd rather drink muddy, so the argument is, is that the body kind of needs occasionally to have these beneficial shocks to the system, and it kind of just keeps us in sort of a more healthy range of flexibility. Right sounds possible. Missing does well to me. That's all I need to know seems possible, so stop spending all your time inside the cave. Yeah Up. There I was just thinking every time he would talk about outside the cave. The sympathetic nervous system I would just think of my cat because I feel like even though she is inside of our cave almost all the time. That response is always there. There's always this heightened like threat alert. Like what are you doing? Why did you just move? Getting some something I should do to respond. Are you trying to kill me now? Yes, I've been waiting seven years. Feeding you every day, because eventually I was going to kill you and shoot Iran to me. Also you're seeing her. You're interpreting her behaviors. That way went, and maybe that's not what it's like inside. That's true I. Don't know how to get into that black box, but at least if we were to compare her reactions to human reaction, right, she's very much ruled by the sympathetic nervous system. So did you know that? That there are three Nobel prize winners from last year. Who are studying optimizing stress? Yeah had to look this one up. I'm glad you dig..

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